2017 REISSUE via JACKPOT RECORDS. LTD DARK BLUE / PURPLE VINYL LP.
"Long before selling over 40 million records and before he sang a note, Willie Nelson started his career as a songwriter/hitmaker. The... And Then I Wrote LP, originally released in 1962, debuted Willie Nelson's unique vocal stylings to the world. Featuring all original compositions including the legendary hits "Crazy"(made famous by Patsy Cline) "Touch Me" and "Hello Walls" Jackpot Records is honored to release this momentous record on stellar colored vinyl from the master tapes with the original artwork. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana."